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Town Hall Meeting

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will host a town hall meeting to provide an update on its air monitoring efforts in the City of Paramount. We invite you to attend this meeting that will feature:

* Update on special air monitoring and investigation in Paramount related to hexavalent chromium.
* Opportunities for public comment, questions and answers.

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Heritage Festival in Paramount Park June 16

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Remember to mark your calendars for June 16 when the City presents its Heritage Festival from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Paramount Park.

Entrance to the festival is free and there will be lots of activities such as a Kids Fun Zone with multiple inflatables and a Corn Maze Obstacle; a Teen Challenge Zone with a rock climbing wall, human gyroscope ride, and bungee jump ride; game booths; cow-milking demonstrations and a petting zoo (with stethoscopes so children can hear the heartbeat of the animals).

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Gear Up For Summer!

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Paramount Park Pool Opens June 9
Hours for public recreational swim: Sat. & Sun., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Mon. thru Fri., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Orange Ave. Splash Zone Opens June 9
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Mon. thru Fri., 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Special Memorial Day weekend hours, May 26-28, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

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Fireworks Alert

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* Only Safe and Sane fireworks can be set off anywhere in the City on July 3rd and July 4th only. Setting them off on any other date can result in a $250 fine.

* You must be 16 years or older to buy Safe and Sane fireworks.

Only Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed in Paramount. All others - like bottle rockets, firecrackers and M80s - are illegal.
Violation of the above restrictions, and use of illegal fireworks, can result in a fine up to $1,000.

Please clean up after the fun so the streets of Paramount aren't left a mess. For more information please call (562) 220-2002.

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Enjoy Free Summer Music in Paramount!

Concert/Food Truck Thursdays will be held in Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave., from July 5 through August 9. The music (6:30-8:00 p.m.) is free. Food will be available for purchase from 6:00-8:00 p.m. It's festival-style seating, so bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Here's the line-up:

Thursday, July 5, Ricardo Levmo & La Makina Loca (Salsa)
Thursday, July 12, Tom Nolan Band (Jazz)
Thursday, July 19, Mariachi Romanza (Mariachi)
Thursday, July 26, Crown City Bombers (Rockabilly)
Thursday, August 2, L.A.vation (U2 Tribute Band)
Thursday, August 9, Smith Band (Country)

And thank you to our sponsors! Alt-Air Paramount, Clínica Medica Hispana Medical Corp., Horchateria Rio Luna, Ward Properties, and Mariscos El Perihuete. You make summer in Paramount rock!

Home Security Rebates for Paramount Residents

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Property crimes in Paramount declined a healthy 21% in the first quarter of 2018, with burglaries down a dramatic 31%. Still, no crime level is ever acceptable to the City.

To help Paramount residents make their homes more secure, the City has started a Home Security Rebate Pilot Program for those purchasing a security product or service designed to deter property crimes.

Paramount residents can receive a rebate of up to $200 for such a purchase of their choice.

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Take YMCA Swim Lessons

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The City has entered into a partnership with the YMCA to provide swimming lessons at Paramount Park pool (14400 Paramount Blvd.). Starting the week of June 18, Paramount residents and PUSD families can sign up for lessons during the morning or evening hours that lessons are held. (Call 562.220.2121 for those times.)
 

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PHS Senior Endo Named Top Artist

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Noah Endo, a senior at Paramount High School, has been named first-place winner in Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's (CA-40) 25th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition.

Endo prevailed with his piece "A Growing Threat."

The 139 entries submitted for the art competition were judged on originality, technical skill, artistic presentation, and use of color and contrast.

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PHS Senior Muñoz Places Third in Art Competition

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Susana Muñoz, a Paramount High School senior, captured third place in Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's (CA-40) 25th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition with her piece "Mother Nature."

The 139 entries submitted for the art competition were judged on originality, technical skill, artistic presentation, and use of color and contrast.

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Learn About the Transit Line to Run Through Paramount

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The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor is a proposed 20-mile light rail line that will connect southeast corridor cities, including Paramount, to Union Station. There are two stations proposed for location here at the 105 Freeway and near Paramount and Rosecrans. With funding from Measure M, the project is anticipated to break ground by 2022. If you would like to learn more, ask questions, or make comments, please go to www.metro.net/projects/west-santa-ana/. (Look on the right side of the homepage.)

You can also learn more about the specific plans for Paramount at https://paramountsouthgatewsab.com/ and www.facebook.com/ParamountSGWSAB

Downloadable Photos of City Events

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Photos of City events, like the recent holiday activities, are available for viewing and free downloading on the SmugMug website - cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
Click on the photo, hit the download icon at the bottom right, copy, and enjoy!

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans

Attached is the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan inclusive of the 2017-2021 Action Plan.

ROPS Payment Schedule

On January 30, 2017, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS 17-18) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

ROPS 17-18 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)
ROPS 16-17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.

http://dof.ca.gov/Programs/Redevelopment/
 

Paramount on YouTube

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A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.

 

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